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Impacts of Tourism and Fiscal Expenditure to Remote Islands: The Case of the Amami Islands in Japan

  • Noriko Ishikawa

    (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University)

  • Mototsugu Fukushige

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

The Amami Islands are located 380 kilometers southwest of Japan proper. These islands have two economic features: they are islands that many tourists visit because of their natural resources, and they are an undeveloped area where the central government of Japan provides large fiscal subsidies. We investigate the impacts of tourism and fiscal expenditure simultaneously. The results show that one tourist and about 52,000 yen (about US$480) fiscal expenditure are substitutable in the end.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 05-24.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0524
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